Dancing with Life: Mexican Masks
The exhibition “Dancing with Life: Mexican Masks” will be on view at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane, Sep. 3, 2022 – Apr. 16, 2023.
Used in street parades, festivals, religious dramas and skits for centuries, performance and dance masks are an enduring part of contemporary Mexican culture.
Through humor and subversion, Mexican mask makers have always responded to the social and political circumstances of contemporary life. With a regional focus in Michoacan, Mexico, this exhibition presents a selection of dance masks from the MAC collection and contemporary Mexican artists.
“Dancing with Life: Mexican Masks” features a selection of fifty-four masks, some from the museum’s archives and others acquired specially for the show.
Once each month, on the third Thursday of the month, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture remains open until 9 p.m.